No treat smacks so sumptuously of the holiday season as gingerbread. We love it, and think everyone should be able to enjoy it, guilt-free. After all, gingerbread has the potential to be a boost from a nutritional standpoint, and with a few simple tweaks, you can significantly clean up the classic gingerbread recipe, allowing you to enjoy more of this seasonal staple, more often. Best of all, this recipe is super simple to make, so you don’t have to be a whiz in the kitchen to nibble on a few well-earned cookies.
Thehealth benefits of ginger abound. This miraculous spice has been shown to assuage nausea, reduce inflammation, aid in digestion, bolster immunities and improve brain health.
So, reap the rewards of ginger without packing on unwanted and unhealthy pound. Whip up a batch of our vegan gingerbread cookies, brew a pot of your favorite tea, and put up your feet to enjoy the ultimate holiday treat.
Makes approx 12 cookies (3 servings)
1 1/2 cups almond meal
1/4 cup arrowroot starch
2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp melted coconut oil
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1 tbsp blackstrap molasses
½ cup arrowroot starch for rolling and cutting
1 batch of coconut sugar icing, for decorating
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